Qualified in Dentistry from the University of Sheffield. After training posts in Birmingham & Nottingham studied Medicine in the University of Nottingham. After further training posts in Nottingham, Chichester and Sheffield was appointed as a consultant at the QMC in Nottingham in 1995.
Since appointment as a consultant has been actively involved in medical education. Regularly teaches on courses in the the UK and internationally. Previously was an examiner for the final fellowship exams in dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is currently an examiner for the final FRCS exams in Maxillofacial Surgery (the exam to allow progression to become a consultant).